Simon Williams advises and acts on behalf of individuals and corporate clients in a variety of disputes in this area, including those concerned with contracts for the sale of goods, contracts for the supply of goods and services, employment contracts, insurance contracts, partnerships, securities, and the management and control of companies, including rights of minority shareholders and breaches of directors’ duties.
He appears regularly in the Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions of the High Court, including the Companies Court, the Commercial Court and the Technology and Construction Court, on both interlocutory matters, including applications for urgent interim relief, and at trial, and in the Court of Appeal. Also in mediation and arbitration.
He has recently acted for trustees seeking to ascertain the beneficial interest of a trust in the shares of a joint venture vehicle and to establish the trust’s entitlement to damages for breach of an agreement to transfer to it shares in further companies and for respondents to an application for an asset preservation order.
He is currently advising a construction industry training organisation as to its potential relief against the industry training board who wrongly prevented it from training candidates for a significant period of time, and also advising respondents to a claim which is the subject of an LCIA arbitration.